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The midrange opening was to wide , so a piece of carbon fibre was used with the appropriate circle cut into . Cutting a circle in cf is bloody hard .
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Contact glue sealed the carbon fibre in place , the driver isn't heavy and dome midranges have low velocity moving mass so it should be enough to hold it in place .


When the cabinets are complete , I am going to nick an idea from Sonus Faber and cover the baffle in faux leather .
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Today , im feeling rather foolish . A capacitor discharge tool as arrived and I'm wondering why I haven't had one sooner . It would have saved a fortune in blown boards .

I console myself with the fact I've had a major brain injury and a survival rate of 20% makes me lucky beyond belief 🤣
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Daniel Quinn wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 11:48 am Today , im feeling rather foolish . A capacitor discharge tool as arrived and I'm wondering why I haven't had one sooner . It would have saved a fortune in blown boards .

I console myself with the fact I've had a major brain injury and a survival rate of 20% makes me lucky beyond belief 🤣
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That's a good idea , I wonder why Google didn't suggest it ?

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Daniel Quinn wrote: Wed Sep 20, 2023 7:49 am That's a good idea , I wonder why Google didn't suggest it ?
They don’t get commission on no cost solutions?
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Daniel Quinn wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 11:48 am Today , im feeling rather foolish . A capacitor discharge tool as arrived and I'm wondering why I haven't had one sooner . It would have saved a fortune in blown boards .

I console myself with the fact I've had a major brain injury and a survival rate of 20% makes me lucky beyond belief 🤣
Capacitor discharge tool? What do you think your tongue and your fillings are for?! :evil:
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Despite Linydsey's recommendation , I resisted the temptation to use my tongue ( it's 45 volts ) but the tool did as advertised though it took longer than 3 seconds and I successfully fitted the fm300a boards .

Quick listen and oh there so much detail . BBC recordings of genesis , mama ,you can hear the crowd clearly . Better definition and separation .

It's been some time but my memory was not playing tricks
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I watched a you tube factory tour of bowers and Wilkins


The way they made cabinets was interesting , if beyond the means of the humble 1armed diyer . What was interesting was the way they strengthened the baffle with a metal insert .

Strengthening the baffle was not something Id considered , 🤔
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Have u dabbled with open baffle yet- it’s another interesting rabbit hole 😫
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